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31 Great Jones St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Lafayette St.
average unexciting food that tastes so-so
By usertron on 1/1/2014
The food doesn't taste that good. A person could eat it but you would want to eat only because you are hungry (and have to put something in your stomach). The service was not bad and nothing was wrong with the service (for my experience). It was professional. The interior decor was not good looking and was very practical. Like it was the office of a businessâ€¦very no frills practical. The photos on NY Mag is..very misleading and doesn't show the main interior seating area and only nice shots of the bar and seating next to the kitchen. You should come here to eat because you are hungry and just leave and go to your next place but this isn't a place where you would want to enjoy staying to talk or enjoy eating the food. The bill for two come out as $125. I went to a nicer place the other night and it was $215. So I guess you get what you pay for but I still feel I overpaid. Sometimes I wonder if it's that worth it to save a little money but still overpay for a not so nice place.
pizza and happy hour = bliss
By cmalon01 on 11/20/2011
2 citrus herb martinis and their amazing & famous potato pizza with a hot bartender, what more could you ask for? Did I mention that their cocktails are made with fresh ingredients, the citrus herb is made in house.
Far from exciting...
By Petronis on 8/19/2011
I had a lunch there a few days ago. Everything was very even, and not really exciting. The scallops were just a notch above average, dessert were limited in choice, imagination and quality.
By fvict874 on 11/12/2010
I used to go to Five Points occasionally and really thought it was top notch all around. I recently made reservations to go there for the first time in many years and was looking forward to it. Saturday reservation for 4 people. I had a call the Thursday before confirming my reservation for Friday for 2 people... Long story short; they said they saw the note of my original reservation but it had been "entered wrong" and we could still come later on Saturday (like they were doing us a favor). But when my wife asked for our original time, the manager basically accused her of LYING and trying to turn 1 reservation into a COMPLETELY different one for some nefarious motive. NOT planning on going back now.
Not were you would want to eat with friends
By specent on 10/11/2010
We have been to Five Points and their sister restaurant Cookshop a dozen times, never had we had a bad meal, bad service or anything unsatisfactory. Last Saturday was however the last time we will visit or spent any money at these restaurants. Service was poor, food bad and cold, took an hour between appetizer and main course and food was serviced cold. Waiter put 20% tip on bill and said it was has fault we had problems.
The Point is...
By cabsomama on 7/18/2010
a wonderful, warm, welcoming and culinarily exquisite experience. Dinner Saturday night at the bar was a great night out. The food is fantastic - from home-made burrata to an exciting mix of chilled summer veggies to Montauk Bluefish. Folks are really nice. Interior and atmosphere is very cool. Just like it cousin, Cookshop, this is a place to go often!
Great Place to take kids.
By 10017 on 2/18/2010
Went here a couple weeks ago on a Saturday. Very kid friendly. Lots of kids there for brunch. This place is by no means fine dinning so it is great for Saturday brunch with kids. The food is very very basic however the staff has a very very basic understanding of it all. The drinks menu is obsurd so dont plan on getting a nice drink with brunch....aka bring this kids it will be great no drunk people or hipsters. Their claim to fame is a donut ap...everyone in the city has the donut ap so unless you have kids go somewhere else for a donut!
it's kind of disappoint me
By peijia on 11/1/2009
Last night I was there for my friend's birthday, I feel so bad and disappointed because I am the one who recommend this restaurant to them. It totally disappointed all of us!!!But, All of us agreed that their pizzette is good among all of the dishes.
By krodster on 6/28/2009
Went here on a pre-theater date on Friday night. We had early reservations, which was unnecessary (6pm). We had warm up drinks at the bar which were great and split a salad and each had an entree. It was scrumptious. The baked pasta was tasty, and very cheesey, and the gnochi could have melted in your mouth they were so good. i want to go back and try them for brunch. the atmosphere is great and all the staff are so friendly. I would most definitely go back and eat everything on the menu! it's also not super casual but not super fancy so it's a nice, comfortable mix.
Five Points a Consistent Winner
By lsmithrhf on 11/21/2008
I've never had a bad meal at Five Points. Food, service and decor all good to great. Last time I was in, the table wasn't ready through no fault of the restaurant and the maitre d' immediately bought us two drinks. We probably didn't wait more than 15 minutes. It's little touches like that that make Five Points stand out.
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